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and it will be prijtsed in full in the record. if the senator-elect will now present himself to the deck, the chair will administer the oath. please raise your right hand. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god? mr. booker: i do. the vice president: congratulations, senator. welcome to the senate. mr. reid: mr. president? the vice president: the majority leader. mr. reid: it is my understanding we're going to move to a matter -- if we're moving to the nomination of mr. watt, i yield back the time for the majority and the republicans. the vice president: without objection, the time is yielded back. under the previous order, the clerk the report the motion to invoke cloture. the clerk: cloture motion: we, the undersigned senators, in acco
,800. immemorial was elected by the fight. grieving parent never forgive himself because he responded to his sons prewar saying of wild goats by insisting that he should join to source and not. in such a fashion in a dozen battles along the frontiers of france, 27,000 young frenchman without gaining a yard of ground one general read c'mon of all, results hardly satisfactory. the next day the british in toward their own action just inside belgium. they fought gallantly enough, but heavily outnumbered they had no choice but to retreat that night. three days later they staged another rearguard action which resembled the battle after the napoleonic wars. no one entrenches spirited germans advanced across cornfields. against british infantry and artillery deployed in full view. the slaughter was nothing like as severe as the french had faced a number of british losses or a savvy as they suffered at later on the sixth of june 1944 the british and french found themselves retreating under a blazing sun and the occasional thunderstorms in the case -- face of apparently invincible german masses. it seems o
around like they used to. there was no way that was going to happen. >> harry truman was elected, surprising the press, the political establishment to a second term and busy term it was. this is a list of the highlights of the second truman administration. the establishment of nato, the korean war, assassination attempt we talked about, and the 22nd amendment to the constitution following roosevelt creating presidential term limits. how challenging was the second term? >> the first year was z said to be the happiest in the white house saying here was the chance to be president in his own right, the fair deal started really kicking off, but then things go wrong, largely because of korea that shatters the economy, people's faith in him and willingness to understand. >> and mcarthur made the biggest show of it on earth, addressed congress and said, oh, soldiers never die, just fade away, and it was a popular song, and they threw a lot of mud, really. >> did beth change her approach to the first ladyship in the second term spending more time in the white house? >> she is still going
the election isn't there used to be a bump and there was cigarettes every where. times have changed. everybody was smoking and then we got the word in seattle last stop it was an amazing experience. i want to talk about my book a little bit but really what it is about. people walk up to me why you write this book now? i did not write it last night. [laughter] i gave a lecture on mintier years ago by the way. i talked about this years ago. but i do think it was a grown-up aspect that was political and played by a the queens berry rules. the tousing total where warfare of limited fighting with that they get our job there eyes and the kicking and and on since mohammad ali was a great fighter because he played by the rules but there is no rules today it is like that of politics. all i will tweak some of it as i go through. [laughter] politics is a wonderful thing. self-government is the essence of who we are. we started it. it is what we have besides our natural resources to be have more than we thought we have self-government and if not what do we have? and i also think the wonder of it was in th
kind of message we are sending as parents, as lawmakers, as elected officials, even as grandparents and aunts and uncles. what kind of message are we sending if our kids, because remember these are our kids in our communities, don't feel safe. don't feel safe simply walking to the store to get candy and a drink. so, i just wanted to come here to talk to you for a moment to let you know how important it is that we amend the "stand your ground" law because it did not -- certainly did not work in my case. the person that shot and killed my son is walking the streets today and this law does not work we need to seriously take a look at this law. we need to seriously speak with the state attorney's office, the police departments, more attorneys. we need to do something about this law when our kids cannot feel safe in their own community. thank you. >> ms. fulton we are sorry for your loss and thank you for your courage in coming today. as well as to trayvon's father, thank you very much for being here. our next witness is a clinical professor of law at harvard law school where he serves a
rouhani election. nuclear weapons talks begin on november 7. >> thank you very much. it's a pleasure to be here to talk on the possibility of having a normal, peaceful relationship with the ran. and it seems to me and i'll declare my opinion at the outset that this is the best chance we've had the revolution. it's 34 years now. and we should make every effort to see if it can work. and i'll go through it that effort would entail. first is the nuclear question. does iran have any nuclear weapons? the answer from all intelligence sources and from the iaea and the expert community is that it has no nuclear weapons. does it have the capacity to build nuclear weapons? and the answer is yes, it does have the capacity. and that's the dilemma, having the capacity, can you trust monitoring and verification sufficiently to be able to take remedial action if the peaceful path is abandoned and iran goes down the path to acquiring its own nuclear weapons. that's the task that was set before our nation and the npt and all the signatories to the npt are devoted to that task. to prevent proliferatio
] >> the chair lays before the senate a certificate of election to fill the vacancy created by the death of senator frank lawsuitenberg of new jersey. the certificate the chair advised is in the form suggested by the senate. if there's no objection, the reading of the certificate is waived and printed in full in the record. if the senator-elect presents himself at the desk, the chair will administer the oath. right there, come on up. okay. would you please raise your right hand. put your left hand on the bible. do you swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that you will bear true faith and allegiance of the same, that you take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion and you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office of which you are about to enter so help you god? >> i do. >> congratulations, senator. welcome. [cheers and applause] [applause] >> this is a tough time for nsa where they said, what are you doing or why are you doing it? here's what we do. whe
was elected to the legislature and then state treasurer and in the united states senate. >> wanted your family come to texas? >> my family came to texas in 1828 and they signed a texas declaration of independence and they came from england and made their way to texas and they were actually trained in the law and you had to be catholic to land in texas and he was a natural catholic. i say actual because many declared catholicism on the land. and he was part of this and he became the chief justice in this includes a great friend of sam houston and thomas rusk and my roots to go way back. >> kay hutchison is our guest and pioneering women who shaped texas, sally, good morning to you. you're on booktv. >> good morning. >> caller: my question for the senator is about the mexican women. we talked about the southern belles that came from the east and the women who are already there. >> yes, there were very brave mexican women who are part of mexico in the early days especially and many of them stay, but it was hard for them, because there was a revolution and there was a hardship that yes, there were
delegate member back in 1948. i'm thinking, 47 or 48. he was elected. he was elected when he was 20 years old. you had to be 21 to serve. he turned 21 so he was legal to serve. he was one of the famous civil rights way back before it was even thought about and he was defeated on that issue. he didn't think that there should be two sets of books, one for black children, one for white children. he thought they ought to have the same, and they defeated him on that back in 1950. he served with robert bid. family was always very much involved. i never forget, had to be 10 years old working with papa's grocery store, we all had to start working there. i heard, just, got awfullest racket and arguing back and forth. i went back there and there was robert bid and my grandfather discussing the bible. different parts of the bible and different iverses all this and what they meant, true meanings. and my grandfather said, they stopped in the middle of their dialogue, i think you might want to meet this person. his name is robert c. byrd. he is running for united states senator. so that was many, many
's, that unleashed this torrent of arc money into our elections. citizens united is an interesting case to study. chief justice roberts, his highlight on the court. a lot of court experts wrote of him being on a sort of progression of slowly dismantling the campaign-finance laws, the foundation of those laws we got in the 1970's. citizens united is by far the biggest there. upcoming case will be another one, the listing rules for aris. and potentially some court watchers believe, he could not down the benefits given to candidates and parties themselves. so, the citizens united is the most high-profile decision on this issue, but very much in a string of cases and we do not know how this is going to and yet either. marianne from tennessee on our line for independents. good morning. caller: good morning. i have a question about dark money. when the representatives who are supposed to be representing us shut down the government over obamacare, the stock market went down. resumed, iternment went up the same day. since these representatives get a heads up on the market movements, how many of them mad
them in business and it may help this little girl go to camp election summer. she sent him 28.39 clars made up of mostly change and a few bills. that truly is what it is about. the livestock disaster provisions that i offered in the house bill would cover a porgsz of those losses and help some of those ranchers get back on their feet. it's acountable to taxpayers, it gives some savings and also ensures that we have some conservation methods, as well. we need to make sure that it works for all producers, though. i'm kvt. >>> wi need to make sure that we have a food stamp program that's responsible but helps those who need it. we should adopt the much-needed regulatory relief that we included in our house passed bill. i also want to talk about the critical sub hitle. it applies some common sense that we face in our forests tloult the west. it's painfully obvious that when you look at our forests, they're turning into a tinderbox. it's an emergency situation and people's lives are at stake. we need to go in there and adretsz the issue. the approach in the house bill is reasonable. it's ne
. at noon, senator-elect booke boe sworn n following the swearing in of senator-elect booker, that time he will be a senator, there will be two minutes of debate equally divide you had and controlled prior to a vote on the watt nomination. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. reid: first roll call vote will be at approximately 12:10 p.m. tomorrow on melvin l. watt. if floss further business to come before the senate, i ask come before the senate, i ask >> a firm believer what they call the unauthorized biography. now, unauthorized does not mean untrue. any that you are doing it without the cooperation and blessing of your subject. and i do believe it's a legitimate, wonderful way to cover history, especially public figures that have spent many, many years and millions of dollars creating their own image. and so, i think it is valuable sometimes to go behind that. so usually, i am the one who is trying to get behind that and tell you what is going on. >> host: david wise is sitting with me, a longtime intelligence author and written several books about intelligence gath
, president-elect lincoln passed through candid remote station, just beyond center field on a stealthy journey to washington. he can pass through camden yards in november 1863, traveling to gettysburg in an april 1865, going home to springfield. the centerfield bleachers are near where the first double were fatalities occurred. southern sympathizers thought it was passing through camden station en route to washington after the attack on fort sumter, whereby they fired 4000 shells and killed no one. oriole park is not the first built on sacred soil. second base in cincinnati's riverfront tedium is on the site of the first place of where rogers. [laughter] the orioles new centerfield was once the site of a similar were george herman with senior solid nickel contains soup. the barkeep son had warehoused power. that may baseball term describes batteries that can hit the old brick vno warehouse 460 feet from camden yards home plate down the right-field line. the file lines at oriole park or different links as it out to be. because space dollars about asymmetry. giamatti who rose from the presidency
, november >> to chair lays before the senate a certificate of election to fill a vacancy created by the death of senator frank lautenberg of new jersey. their certificate to chair his advisers in the form suggested by the senate. if there's no objection, the reading of the certificate will be waved and printed in full the record. if the senator elect will not present himself to the best, the chair will administer the oath. >> bright they are. come on up there, frank. would you please raise your right hand? do you solemnly swear the u.s. support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic? video player true faith and allegiance? do you take this without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion aul and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter so help you god? >> idea. >> congratulations, senator. [cheers and applause] [cheers and applause] >> senator cory booker whether due to replace frank lautenberg who died in june. also earlier today the senate, members what denomination of mel watt to becom
not being there. and now that this recent moment of politics has passed and since i'm no longer in elected office myself i wanted just to come here this afternoon as you celebrated 10,000 -- anniversary and contemplate the progressive challenges ahead i wanted to reflect on the damage that events like the one we have just been through can do to the esteem in which the united states is held in the world, a key component of our national power. let me underscore that none of what occurred is irreparable or at your reversible and the strength of our principles and the strength of our people are still the envy of the world. but being a responsible democracy requires that we don't walk ourselves to the brink every opportunity we get -- that we don't play games with their credit rating or of credibility. during the shutdown i was attending the apec summit in indonesia that ozzie on summit in brunei and the will of entrepreneurship summit in malaysia. i spoke with our allies throughout asia throughout the asia-pacific region and that is a region that matters deeply to us. it matters to our economy
are they making sees big decisions? who elected them? where does the money go? i look at elizabeth warren on the other side those who are principled and stand for something so i see a movement in this society away from the empire and a criticism of wall street of the oligarchy that was not there before. energy coming end with a collapsed labor movement. also california the bellwether for the nation. we had prop. 187 now they're the most of for ted to voting bloc? southern california makes this state solid lead the blue. but we do have leadership in the state. with six different measures. i don't want to go through another evening been depressed. i think we will win with privacy. it is against human nature. data want them in their coats our big brother period they will rebel of our job is to get the information out that this is not necessary to security it betrays your security. the basic idea that freedom is not the indulgence that makes you stronger said is how you get teachers we have to have open debate. [applause] when i found myself in this situation to talk to you but because you ar
of a continued leaping into whatever the election he was taking me to. i ain't drinking, he said. once there is a hole in your stomach and starts leaking through you it's done. forget it, you're finished. i could believe that. he sighed and pressed his head against the window against what appeared to be an effort to study the maintenance crew more intensely. i haven't said. i raise my kids, i worked and went to church. what happened? what did i do? i've been st up and down with you. he twisted his attention towards me keeping the top of his head pressed against the window and said but he hasn't told me nothing. he licked his dry lips. you know, i would really like to get out of here. you know, at first i was perturbed that i was placed in a room with a psychiatric patient. but after awhile i grew to like him and as you probably know in the segment i read you i learned to go along with his confabulations and actually derived wisdom through this tragic event. there are times when i felt as if kevin was fully present, but i don't know that for sure of course. i don't know. now, i picked s
been a supporter of this legislation before he was elected to the house. senator merkley on our side, who is the sponsor of the bill, was the leader of this effort in his state of oregon when he was in the organizinthe oregon state l. so both of them, one republican, one democrat, have been champions of this bill since before they even came here to congress. they both played a critical role in getting it into our committ committee. and even though senator merkley left our committee to join the appropriations committee, he always kept on top of this. and with their help, we voted it out of our help committee, as i said, in july, a strong bipartisan vote, 15-7. 15-7. and i want to thank the president occupant of the chair -- and i want to thank the present occupant of the chair, the distinguished senator from connecticut, for all his support and help of getting this bill through. and we had support of th three senators from the minority. as i said, it was a great bipartisan vote, 15-7. so, mr. president, despite the passage of laws at the state and local levels, discrimination in the w
. uncertainty has cost our country 900,000 jobs since the 2010 election. i hope every member of the committee, democrats and republican alike, put away threats of future shut down and defall and focus efforts to help the economy grow. the house and republican and senate democratic budgets before us represent difference visions of the country. we can want bridge all differences, but i hope we make some progress that requires tough compromises. it is important to be honest with the public about the nature of the differences because to govern is to choose, and our budgets reflect different choices. the primary objection should be to immediately accelerate job growth and place the economy on a stable, long term foundation. the democratic budget does this by investing in national priorities, replacing the job killing sequester, and reducing the long term deaf silt in a balanced way. it provides vital investments to ensure america remains the world's economic power house. we allocate resources to put people to work, mod earnizing our schools, our bridges, our ports, and other infrastructure that fo
, the problem with this scenario, the ads in a genetic testing women elected have their breasts removed and this is more radical than women with breast cancer. and addressing ovarian cancer, worked through something that has to be understood on the conceptual transformation. and also how we think about risk, cultural values and gender. and preventive bracketing, and considerable news coverage this past summer with angelina jolie went public with the fact she had undergone a double mastectomy after testing positive, and she was considering and planning on ovaries removed as well because the bracket genes and ovarian cancer. and increases risk of ovarian cancer and this isn't talked about as much in public. ovarian cancer is one of the deadliest gynecological cancers and because it is so deadly women thought to be at risk elected to have their ovaries removed before we had a genetic test for genes. although well-designed studies, and these studies, the risk for ovarian cancer is reduced, and what these offered was a shift in language from cautious suggestion to emphatic urging or to put a
, soon there will be a new senator-elect from new jersey who will stand where i stood just a few months ago to be sworn in. when he takes his place in this body, he will be joining a long list of dedicated public servants who have served new jersey, stretching back to the very first congress. i would urge him to continue to work as hard for the people of our state as he did while serving as the mayor of new jersey's large of the city. and i know that he will always put the people of new jersey first. new jersey's new senator will have a very long list of priorities waiting for him when he arrives in walkers awferl them important. there is one area that will require his immediate and ongoing focus: that is new jersey's continued effort to recover and rebuild from the devastation of superstorm sandy, which struck my are state a year ago today. working together, new jerseyans have made incredible progress in coming back from what the storm delivered, but our work continues. for those who have suffered so much loss, a year seems like an eternity. they must know that until all of the damage
elected by her colleagues and serves as the chair of the congressional black caucus in the 113th congress. member of the house committee on agriculture where she's ranking member on the committee's department of oversight and work force. congressman fudge, please proceed. >> thank you very much, and good morning. thank you, chairman durbin and ranking member cruz. i would just say it is interesting that the ranking member believes in states' rights when it favors his position. you cannot have it both ways. either the justice department is overprosecuting perps who buy with guns illegally in states, and if they are, then they should also be over stand your ground laws. i'd like to focus on three issues that have serious implications to the public safety of our country. stand your ground laws and racial profiling. on february 26, 2012, a young man lost his life, in my opinion, due to racial profiling. earlier this year, trayvon martin's killer, george zimmerman, escaped the grip of justice. the three issues that i highlight today all map fest themselves -- manifest themselves in the sensele
will be equally divided between the two leaders or their designees. at noon, senator-elect booker will become a united states senator. following the swearing-in there will be a cloture vote on the watt nomination. mr. president, october 31 has always been a special day for me. since it marks admission of the straight state of nevada to the union. it always parades and celebrations at home, many of which i've sadly missed in recent years because of my responsibilities here. but october 31 is special for another reason and that's not just halloween. it's my brother's birthday. my youngest brother, 22 months younger than me, my brother larry, who lives in searchlight, celebrates another birthday today. it's my pleasure to wish both my brother and the silver state of nevada a happy, happy birthday. nevada days is particularly special as it marks the yearlong anniversary of the 150th anniversary of the battle born state. for thousands of years nevada was the home to american peoples. i have in my office across the hall a painting painted by a nevadan, it shows the first non-indian to see las vegas
election campaign last year, and neither candidate made a major speech on poverty. actually, one candidate did. he talked about 47% of the population. [laughter] but with that exception, neither candidate addressed the problem. obama started to calm made a very interesting speech at the 15th anniversary commemoration of martin luther's kings "i have a dream" speech and he did talk about poverty. he talked about the fact that if you're going to deal with the issue of social justice, he had a coal poverty in america but obama is now talking about it but the question is that it was political momentum behind it. it will result in the programmatic change. probably not unless people like you and me and everybody else that cares about the issue pushes it because the default is if you don't push it, it's easier not to talk about it. .. it is one out of every four american children is 4 and one out of three african american children. talk a little bit about child poverty and the impact of poverty on the lives of children in this country. >> guest: you are right on all the data you gave. the categor
for the next year and in early 2005 the iraqi people were holding their first elections and we had removed saddam hussein from power and they were having their first elections to vote on the constitution. later in the year they actually elected their first leader and first president and there is a lot of change and turmoil and a lot of unrest, people didn't know what to expect from the future and we were right there in the middle of it. my job and actually i was in task force in baghdad and i was the public affairs nco for the third infantry division, which meant that i worked with the media and sent out press releases and i answered calls from good folks like you and "the new york times" and i was the typical army spokesperson lives there. so i was hoping to tell the army's story to folks back here. the kind of information that the media was looking for was of course to confirm any information about a big incident that went down, if there was an ied or a roadside bomb that went off. if there were casualties, they would like to know how many and who is skilled and things like that. also th
for seven years, was finally kicked out in the late name eason 2000, but was elected in what everyone pretty much everyone needs for and fair elections but elected back into mexico's white house. so could you give us a sense of how u.s. and not fair, as someone who follows mexico, as the mexican and american reporter in your role, how do you see this first year? what has or hasn't happened? >> more than anything as a foreign correspondent, it has meant a real effort on the part of the new government to change the narrative, to change the storyline from just violence to other aspects of mexico, which is very fair. mexico also has some very precise. there's some regions like the central mexico, where you have one thing interesting. you see the types between texas and mexico. the number of times i talked to mexican mainstays who are somewhat linked to the labor market and say i'll ask them. they say your grand parents, like your fathers, et cetera. they say yes, but more out of curiosity than necessity. that makes you think about the long-term immigration trend. whether americans will someday m
this week the people of wisconsin elected me to the united states senate. the citizens of wisconsin made history electing our state's first woman to the united states senate and electing the first out gay or lesbian person to the united states senate in the history of our great nation. but i didn't run to make history. i ran to make a difference, a difference that would give everyone a fair shot at achieving their dreams. i couldn't be more proud of the bipartisan effort to make a difference with the employment nondiscrimination act. i want to thank and recognize my i want to thank and recognize my i want to thank and recognize my colleagues, senators mark kirk,, geoff murphy, susan collins, and tom harkin for their lead, working across party lines and leading this legislation forward. i take great pride at being a part of this effort.at i think it shows great promisece of what can be achieved if we work together in a bipartisant t way i also want to take the time to recognize the 55 co-sponsors, of this bill. both democrats and republicans who made a commitment to ending discrimination
for the presidential election and, therefore, that vote certified that the american people would support and wanted the obamacare law. first of all, that wasn't the primary, it was one of the issues that was a determinative factor in the outcome of that election but not nearly "the" factor. because most americans at that point still had not had the opportunity or the experience of -- of -- that they're having now and finding out exactly just how this law works and does not work, finding out all the dysfunction and learning that all of those campaign promises made, or promises made when the law was passed, have simply been broken. you can keep the insurance policy that you have now -- no problem. won't cost a penny more. no problem. on and on it goes. keep the doctor that you want. americans are finding out that none of this is true. premiums will not rise. premiums are rising for many, many americans. this will be easy -- go to a web site, sign up, punch in, put your name in, you're onboard, everything's great. none of this has worked. so why not delay this process? not just to learn more about wha
--he was just recently re-elected to the board of directors--plays a role in the-in the operations of the company. c-span: how old is he? >> guest: he's in his 80s. he is--he is a man who is winding down significantly. c-span: mick andreas? >> guest: the son. mick andreas was born to power. his godfather was hubert humphrey, also a very good friend of--of dwayne. and mick had always been destined to be his father's successor, the--the man who would take the throne, the man who would gain control of this corporate and political behemoth, and ultimately, got tripped up and caught in--in the--the tapings that took place at the company and was recorded engaging in both criminal conspiracies as well as actions that would certainly cause any member of a board of directors to--to wince and perhaps suggest a--a resignation: discussions of-of female executives, blatantly sexist discussions. and mick is now serving a three-year prison sentence, which began sometime earlier last--this year. c-span: you say a couple of times in your book that there's a big statue of ronald reagan outside the a
have a way of democracy. stand for elections. tell us what you want. the common people like it, if the public likes it then they will want you if you deserve it. i think that a decision must be held by people and we must remind the taliban and every other terrorist group that in islam we are told you must listen to everyone in your society and you must not divide your society on the basis of religion. and i think simply to say that these terrorists need to study the kuran and islam and to go to school. school was a necessity. go to school and learn about his -- islami. [applause] >> do you have hope groups like the taliban can be brought into dialogue with people? that they will be persuaded that education, democracy is the way to advance their ideas? do you have a hope that their reign of terror will end the? >> this is a political kind of question and to speak honestly. the taliban are to bring them to justice. it means a political will and it needs a clarity of the policy. in our part of the world in the region terrorism, taliban position has become a part of the regional an
with john john. when was the gain secret that john kerry get elected light traffic he just lied, apparently people would whisper in his ear and tell them secrets. and you know something, as you go through that book, there is not one i'm attractive picture taken, which has got to be part of the kennedy appeal. everybody is so beautiful. >> host: you the picture that mrs. kennedy said was her favorite of the two of them together in the back of a car. why was this her favorite track to she told stanley, this is a photograph taken in the white house limousine coming back from blair house to the white house, and the president is reaching over and taking a hair that had blown, putting it back into place. mrs. kennedy told stanley that it was the most intimate and affectionate photograph that they ever had. and it was spontaneous. john f. kennedy in public was very, very reserved. no public display of affection, rarely held his wife's hand can't even after the inaugural speech, he didn't kiss his wife as most presidents do. so this was an important picture to jackie kennedy. >> host: you have a pi
to four years. spent raisingis money for the next election. they're not able to focus on the job that they were elected to come here to do. host: you say you are an old senate staffer. on your twitter page, you talked about the last time divided chambers came up with a budget agreement. can you talk about the history of that? guest: yes. let me try to explain it very carefully. createdet act that was in 1974 set up the process. there was a budget committee in the senate. they created the congressional budget office. that has been in effect for 30 and almost 40 years. every year we pass a budget and go to conference and agree to it. the last time there was no agreement was when we had a divided congress and the house was under democratic control and the senate was under republican control. the last time we had an agreement with a divided congress was 19 86. here's a picture. what are we seeing? guest: you are seeing the chairman of the senate budget committee. the senate was under control of republicans at that time. he was the chairman of the senate budget committee. andsee mysel
spawned after the 1824 election, ect., whether you talk about the tea party, they all have to get absorbed somehow, and so it's not just -- it's not going to be sufficient. in fact, it's counter productive and silly, really, frivolous, to suggest we ignore the tea party because robert taft wouldn't recognize them. these movements, in our system -- go back and look at the presidential electoral tallies in the early part of the depression including during franklin roosevelt's time, the number -- the vote tallies for the socialist and communist parties in america were beginning to be rather significant, not necessarily in percentage terms, but in body terms, significant body of political sentiment. roosevelt brilliantly blanched that boil and brought it into the mainstream. that's what report taft of today would have to do, and that's why i kind of reject the thrust of your question. >> yeah, i'd like to say something if i can. i was -- i -- today i'm between the tea partyers and the others, and i was then, and i remember talking to john ashbrook as he was preparing to launch primary campaign
. as our democratic friends like to see these days elections matter. and the president explicitly, explicitly states his reelection on the back of these bipartisan spending cut. i mean just look at the exit polls from november. a majority of americans that the government was doing to match. about two thirds as raising taxes to cut the deficit was a nonstarter. compared to obamacare which more voters said they wanted to repeal these bubbles that supporters straight game. so if our friends on the other side want to keep trying to climb an electoral mandate for obamacare contradicted by the facts as that may be while using their own logic, we then have to call the mandate reducing the size of government a super mandate a super mandate. that is either new plan to undo the cuts the president campaigned on and increase the debt is so outrageous. we hear the senior senator from new york was to announce a proposal to give the president permanent power to borrow more. another was he wants to extend the debt ceiling permanent
man. he was the first republican to be elected to the united states senate from mississippi since reconstruction. a few years ago, he was named by "time" magazine as one of the 10 most effective members of the senate and they called him "the quiet persuader." and for those of you who recently arrived at the senate, if you haven't had any dealings with senator cochran yet, you will find that, indeed, he is the quiet persuader. in fact, it may be the secret to his success. though he's had an extraordinarily accomplished career here in the senate -- and i just wanted to take a few moments to congratulate him, not only on his service to his state and the nation but to our institution. [applause] mr. harkin: madam president, i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: the presiding officer: the majority leader. mr. reid: i would ask consent the quorum call be vitiated. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. reid: mr. president, i'm sorry i'm a little late here, i say to my colleague, the senior senator from mississippi, bu
is no elected legislature, has no interest in bowing and scraping to their planter class. indeed, they are kind of nervous about the planter class a little bit, so having this particular element of freed blacks, the british officials seem to be in their interest. they might use it at the planters make trouble. they could use if slaves rebelled. so they made clear to these former con marines if there's a slave revolt they were supposed to help suppress it and they're supposed to catch runaways and not receive them into their communities. so it's only in the 1830s the british will make a concerted effort, parliament passes law for the gradual emancipation through this kind of stage of apprenticeship for enslaved people in west indies. often they get impatient and they will rise up. and demand more immediately. so it is a little tangled process but it is true that the british pull this off without a civil war. but that's fairly easy to do when the political center is in london and the planter class has only limited power by the 1830s, in parliament. much less so than it appeared that andrew has st
't share them, and that's difficult. it's difficult as elected officials, difficult as policymakers to do that, but i think to always respond with, yeah, just one more process, one more level of oversight, six more ig's inspecting igs is not going to get us to the answer that i think sometimes policymakers suggest we can get to. with that, i want to talk about an only budsmen. there's what you talked about, there's an only -- an buds man. who would the client be? i assume it's a lawyer, and, second, where in the constitutional frame work would we place this person if we were going to try too put someone there to protect the notion of privacy? >> well, i think you hit two of the difficult constitutional issues. the ones of standing, whether or not that is a permanent position within the fisa court could have standing and where they fit within the three branches of government. the suggestion we looked at and thought might be the most useful is a case-by-case determination by the court of appointing and amicus to raise the point of view that may not be raised by parties before the court, be
and discrimination during election campaigns. i would like to ask the prime minister, mr. speaker, whether he will back our call to get political parties the electoral commission and equality and human rights commission to work more proactively now in areas of tension so that the next general election can be a battle of ideas and not raise hate and discrimination? >> i very much welcome what the honorable lady says. and i welcome the report of your parliamentary inquiry into electoral conduct. i will study the report and if there is anything we do cross party cooperation we take racism out of politics we will certainly do so. >> thank you, mr. speaker. thanks to the government's regional growth, 8 million is reopening the rail, cutting travel times between birmley and manchester in half. better rail connections to the south of england are also vital. does the prime minister not agree with me it is absolutely outrageous for the party opposite to challenge hs-2 at current time putting in jeopardy and jobs an investment in the north of england? >> i think my right honorable friend is absolutely
don't know what is happening in your name and what your elected representatives are doing. >> we have two minutes left. so if somebody has an easy question? >> the questions are always easy. it is the answers. >> i hope it is an easy question. it may not be an answer yet and that is how the liability issue that was mentioned with regard to the new framework may play out and i wanted to ask about the broad community, many of whom see themselves as security researchers, who report zero days when they find vulnerabilities. i would like to know what the panel thinks of that community. is there a place for a crowd sourcing of vulnerability is? what do you think? >> who wants to jump in on that? >> take the financial sector as an example. there are 20 different laws that relate to customers information region terms of liability they are the most obvious, you have 1999 fair credit reporting act, the electronic funds transfer act, write to financial privacy act which protect information against government access, consumer protection act, all sorts of ways in which liability is encouraged and
. and was just yesterday elected to serve as the vice-chairman of the mortgage bankers association. in addition, bill is former vice chairman of the mbas residential board of governors. ladies and gentlemen, mba 2014 vice-chairman, bill emerson. [applause] >> oh, yeah. u.s.a. springsteen fan? i know i am. we are close to but anyway, thank you. good morning, everyone. welcome to the second general session. it's an honor and privilege to be here this morning to begin my mba and executive service during the year of the mba's 100th anniversary. i'm excited be serving our membership with such a great team of professionals. now all as interim know too well, 2013 has been a year of regulatory implementation. many of the new rules we're incorporating agribusiness operations were a direct result of 2010 dodd-frank act. 'since were celebrate our anniversary right here in washington, d.c., the birthplace of the historic change of real estate finance in america, we thought it would be appropriate data directly from the policy leaders at the forefront of that change. their jobs and responsive those are chal
election in november if you were for obama white house, or democrats. but after that we had been in a very tough situation, and yet i have been privileged to be part of working out a compromise deal in the lame duck that probably didn't make anybody, or definitely did not make anybody entirely happy. didn't make us and many democrats have the because we extended some of the tax lead at the top that we did not think were probably the most fiscally responsible thing to do, but we did it in a context where we extended long-term unemployment, the aztecs with and a new payroll tax cut. and we surprise markets and growth was actually lifted up a half% almost never. the beginning of 20 i think we're looking at 3% growth. i understand things happen. right after that. right after that. i barely remembered where the bathroom was when you had both the developments in the middle east raising gas prices, you had the unprecedented natural disaster in japan that had a much, much deeper and more harmful effect on the global economy and the supply global supply chain than anyone expected. those are the thi
cost our country 900,000 jobs since 2010 election. and i hope every member of the committee, democrats and republicans alike will focus our efforts to help our economy grow. a houston republican and some senate democratic budgets have very different visions for the future of the country. we're not going to be able to resolve the differences, but i hope that we can make some progress and that will require tough compromises. it's also important to be honest about the nature of our differences because to govern is to choose and our budgets reflect different choices altogether. the primary objective of this should be to immediately accelerate job growth in place our economy on a stable and long-term foundation. democratic budget does this by investing in national priorities and reducing the long-term deficit in a balanced way. it provides for vital investment to ensure that america remains the world's economic powerhouse. we allocate resources to put people to work and modernize our schools and our bridges and ports and other infrastructures that are the backbone of our economy. these inve
, as an elected insurance commissioner, as head of the national association of insurance commissioners and as a two-term governor and now as hhs secretary, i have worked on that effort that i care deeply about. there are still millions of americans who are uninsured as well as underinsured. people who have some coverage at some price for some illness but have no real protection from financial ruin and no real confidence they'll be able to take care of themselves and their families if they have an accident or an illness and for them a new day has finally come. in these early weeks, access to healthcare.gov has been a frustrating experience for many americans including many who have waited years for security of health insurance. i am as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of healthcare.gov. let me say directly to these americans, you deserve better. i apologize. i'm accountable to you for fixing these problems. i'm committed to earning your confidence back by fixing the site. we're working day and night and will continue until it's fixed. we recently added new managemen
are gone. my successor and elected insurance republican commissioner sandy kraeger and i worked on a whole series of plans to expand coverage. i did work on these issues and we were not necessary -- >> you say these were lousy plans and miss tavenner said no true insurance. do you think the plans weren't true insurance? >> in the individual market, the insurance commissioner in kansas and virtually every place in the country -- >> it's a yes -- >> it's a yes or no question. were they true insurance plans? >> a lot of them are not true insurance plans, no. >> i yield back. >> gentleman from vermont. >> i'm going to summarize what i've been hearing. number one, the website must be fixed. you've been very forthright and you're going to fix it. number two, we've had a real battle about health care, had a battle in this congress. it was passed and the president signed it and the supreme court affirmed it, a brutal battle. there was an election people where the american people affirmed it and then the shut down in the threat of deabt default. all of us represent people who are going to win or lo
as a top prosecutor of the county level in massachusetts and then went on to be elected lieutenant governor, and two years later he was elected to the united states senate where he served 28 years. the last four of those years he served as the chairman of the senate foreign relations committee, developing relations around the world with world leaders. in fact, -- every foreign policy issue for the united states over the past three decades. this year he became the first sitting chairman of that committee in over a century to become secretary of state. and just two weeks ago i was honored to travel to asia with senator kerry where we pushed forward key administration initiatives like the trans-pacific partnership. our nation is very lucky to have someone with secretary carries knowledge, and global reach in this leadership position. ladies and gentlemen, let's give a warm welcome to a national hero, a man who has dedicated his life to serve the united states and a tireless can do later who is tackling the tough global issues facing our world. lease help me welcome my friend, secretary of stat
trillion of spending cuts into law." as our democratic friends like to say these days, elections matter, and the president explicitly, explicitly staked his reelection on the back of these bipartisan spending cuts. i mean, just look at the exit polls from november. a majority of americans said that the government was doing too much. about two-thirds said raising taxes to cut the deficit was a nonstarter. and compared to obamacare, which more voters actually said they wanted to repeal, these levels of support are striking. so if our friends on the other side want to keep trying to claim an electoral mandate for maintaining obamacare contradicted by the facts as that phaoeurbgs while using their own logic we had to call the mandate for reducing the size of government a super mandate. that's why their new plan to undo the cuts the president campaigned on and increase the debt is so outrageous. we hear that the senior senator from new york will soon announce a proposal to give the permanent -- give the president permanent power to borrow more. in other words, he wants to extend the debt cei
that upon, if he wins election, upon realizing that he is responsible for the management of the city as he will realize that it's in everybody's interest, including his own, to be able to manage the police department on his own without the interference of a federal judge. i don't know if that addresses the question. stop and frisk is a pregnant topic. people use it, i think, with very different understandings of what they are referring to. i think we all know it is a standard traditional law enforcement practice, like that in new york city like every other department in the country. we believe it's done properly. i don't think that will change. >> okay, another question. there was a lady here, yes. >> hello, katherine from the treasury department. first of all, thank you for your courage and your dedication. it's much appreciated. i had a quick comment and a question. the comment is, really, the agreement only covers terrorism, not organized crime, but luckily, not for treasury, but for other people, on the same day the european parliament voted to suspend the recommendation, votedded to r
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